Near the action and far from the ordinary, just minutes from one of the world’s most famous entertainment destinations, Henderson is the perfect spot for a family getaway or easy business trip with boutique hotels perfect for a vacay. From shopping and culture to outdoor recreation and entertainment, Henderson is the safe, easily-accessible, and charming heart of Southern Nevada. The city of Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city, and is nestled among three of the most renowned man-made attractions – the neon of Vegas, the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam, and the tranquil beauty of Lake Mead. From luxurious resorts, championship golf courses, 180 miles of trails for hiking and biking, water sports at Lake Las Vegas, family-friendly amenities, and spectacular events, Henderson, Nevada draws visitors from around the world. Learn more here.

Dive into the heart of Nevada’s second largest city – the Water Street District, where locals come to experience the small town-vibes with big city gumption. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of boutique shops, spas, restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, professional sports, entertainment and a whole lot more. This is the place where the community gathers for seasonal, small-town parades and cultural events, and for official Vegas Golden Knights hockey watch parties. Water Street and the nearby Artisan Booze District are also known as home to several locally-owned and operated watering holes including long-standing bars, several breweries, a meadery, a distillery, a winery and their sister wine school where you can learn to make your own wine!

A beautiful man-made desert oasis, Lake Las Vegas is a 3,600-acre resort community surrounded by its own 320-acre lake. Less neon, more nature, the area features resorts perfect for hosting conventions and group events away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip. Visitors and locals alike also enjoy golfing on the lake-side courses, taking a ride on the La Contessa Yacht, getting wet & wild at Lake Las Vegas Water Sports, or enjoying a nice walk through the village shops, restaurants, and year-round community events. Bonus – it’s just a short drive away from the Strip, so you can still get your Vegas Vacation on!

Green Valley Ranch is a AAA 4-Diamond Hotel, Casino and Spa offering a refined resort experience that is beloved by locals and tourists alike. Located adjacent to the shopping & dining hot spot – The District at Green Valley Ranch, you have a winning combination for good food and good fun. Both areas feature chef-driven restaurants featuring culinary talents of locally and nationally-acclaimed chefs. Green Valley Ranch also offers meeting & convention space so your guests can stay, work, and play without ever having to touch the Strip!

Just a stone’s throw and walking distance from Green Valley Ranch is the Dollar Loan Center Arena, most popularly known as the home of the Henderson Silver Knights ECHL hockey team and feeder team for the Vegas Golden Knights. It is also home to a few other sports teams including Vegas Knight Hawks Arena Football, NBA G-League’s Ignite, and Pro Volleyball Federation team – Vegas Thrill, providing year-round sporting entertainment.

Coming in from California on the I-15, head down St. Rose Parkway and you’ll see one of Las Vegas’ most up-and-coming hot spots. The road starts at I-15 and stretches just over 6.5 miles to the intersection at I-215, and used to be a state route leading people to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Now it’s an up-and coming residential and local hotspots for dining and entertainment. Stay at the M Resort Las Vegas, and play at the area’s growing number of chef-driven restaurants and local bars.

Getting there by car is easy, but for the corporate out-of-town traveler, you can also get there by plane landing at Henderson International Airport (HND). This small to medium-sized airport caters to general and corporate aviation, and is home-base to many private flight schools.

Several notable residents have moved in including the Raiders practice facility and corporate headquarters. Nearby the once-famous MGM Lions who appeared at the MGM Grand now rest at the Lion Habitat Ranch which also houses Ozzie the Giraffe, the only giraffe in the world who knows how to paint.

Henderson is the perfect spot for a family getaway or easy business trip with boutique hotels that make for a great vacay. With selections such as Green Valley Ranch, the M Resort and Lake Las Vegas, guests get unique experiences with amazing resort pools, spas, and even rooftop cocktail bars. Henderson also offers a variety of family and budget-friendly accommodations. Check out our Hotels & Resorts page for our partner options.

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